Saturday, June 14, 2008

CVS 6/14/2008

My 2yo calls this cereal, "Bug Cereal" and he loves it! So when I saw it was a way to earn ECBs I thought, "What the heck!" I bought 6 boxes (3/$10). I used 4 $1 coupons; a $3/15 CVS coupon and a $10 ECB. I paid 3.21 oop and earned $10 in ECBs. Not bad I guess.

My second deal was derailed when the store I went to did not have the Oral B toothbrushes. They were also out of the mouthrinse so I did a little improv on the spot. I got 8 SmartWaters (1 litre each). They were on sale for $1 and in the CVS beauty booklets there are q's for $1 off 2. I also completed the swab and bandage deals. And then I found the Garnier stuff that is buy 2 get $10. I spent more oop than I would like since I only had q's for the water and for some reason I didn't have any ECBs attached with my deal sheet for this one. I will blame Mommy-brain. It ended up being 20.25 oop but I earned 13.99 in ECBs.

I started the week with 37.96 in ECBs (I used to have about $75 but a few weeks ago I let about $50 expire on accident. Yes, I was very sad and yes, I checked with all my local stores and no one would take them.). And ended with 51.95 in ECBs. Again not bad.

I am by no means an expert on this but I am learning and I have not needed to buy tooth paste in about 6 months (that doesn't mean that I haven't bought--I just haven't needed to! LOL) But to see more CVS'ing and people who really know what they are doing, check out The "Cent"sible Sawyer.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Walmart 6/10/2008

I don't often shop at Walmart unless I need something non-grocery related. I find that I can do better at Food Lion or Sam's for general grocery things. Plus, Walmart is always so busy that I just don't like going there. But since I started reading at I thought that maybe I could get at least some deals there. Above are the results of my first "coupon trip" to Walmart.
3 jars of pickles
2 trial sizes of body wash
2 4-pks of yogurt
1 dental floss
1 3.5 lb bag of cat food
index cards, box and labels--not part of the deal just stuff I needed. LOL
Total before coupons: 20.64
Coupons: 12.00
Total oop: 9.74
The pickles were 1.08-1.88 amd I had 3 $1 off coupons.
The body wash was .97 and .79--again used $1 q's
The yogurt was 1.98--$1 coupons
Dental floss was .97--$1 coupon
Cat food 3.98 and used $4 coupon
Walmart takes off the full amount rather than adjusting down like other places do so some of the things had overages.
Not too bad. I wish that more of the deals posted elsewhere had worked but prices here in Savannah are a little higher than other places I guess. I might need to do more coupon shopping at Walmart.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CVS 6/3/08

2 Listerine Smart Rinses; 4 CVS cotton swabs; 2 CVS bandaid; 8 Dawn dishwashing liquid

Total before: 35.34

Q's and ECBs: 28.94

OOP: 6.40

ECBs earned: 22.96

CVS 6/2/08

Jumbo pack size 1 Pampers; Jumbo pack size 6 Pampers; 2 Pampers wet wipes
Price before sales: 29.96
After CVS card: 21.96
Coupons and ECBs: 15.38
OOP: 7.70
ECBs Earned: 5.00

CVS 5/17

This is a deal from May that I have had stored waiting until I could get to the computer to post. It gets busy with 8 children including a newborn. This purchase was 3 toothpastes, 4 tooth brushes, one deoderant and one glucose monitor.

Price before sales: 104.41
after using CVS card for sale prices: 37.92
coupons: 16.37
oop: 22.50
ECBs earned: 35.94

Kroger Deal

I did this deal on 5/24/08 at Kroger. I bought 2 mascara, 1 blush, 2 eye shadows,2 tooth brushes, 4 shampoos, 2 tooth pastes. Total before q's 54.52. Total out of pocket (oop): 16.34 for a savings of 38.18. I love double coupons combined with sales!

First Post

I am thinking of moving my blog to a place where it is easier to post and put things into categories. This might work.

I like to shop for different deals and my first few posts will be about this since I am dumping pics from my camera in anticipation for our trip to Tennessee tomorrow.

Will post more in depth stuff when I have time---I am supposed to be packing and giving hair cuts right now.